Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen Review 10/14/14

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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Candlewick Press
September 9, 2014
Hardcover, 352 pgs.

What it’s about:

There is a new librarian at Cyn’s high school and he is hot…too bad he is also a demon who has enthralled her best friend, Annie, and is sucking the life essence from the students. Cyn has an unusual immunity to his charms so while she juggles school and the set design for the school’s production of Sweeney Todd, she also now has to save her best friend. Luckily she has help from her long-time crush and star of the musical, Ryan to help her out.

Why you might like it:

Are you looking for a creepy Halloween book? Look no further! You have found your evil, murdering demon. Are you a fan of musical theater? Well, you will definitely appreciate all the Sweeney Todd references and Cyn’s dedication to making the best murder chair. Want a fast-paced horror story full of memorable characters? Cyn is a fantastic heroine. She is smart and snarky, full of fight and optimism. And how often do you come across a smarmy, hot librarian guy? What a rare literary gem! But wait! There’s more! How about an awesome teen romance? That’s right, folks, even a soul-sucking demon can’t temper all the raging, lusty hormones. Ryan is total dreamboat. As a librarian I admit to laughing out loud at some of the library jokes. I also really loved being in Cyn’s head when she was around Ryan. News flash: girls think about IT too! Finally a female character who gets to be all lusty and swoony and not be labeled a slut.

Want more like this?

Try the Maggie Quinn: girl vs evil series by Rosemary Clement-Moore, Firebug by Lish McBride, and Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst.

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

 

 

There is a new librarian at Cyn’s high school and he is hot! He is also a demon who has enthralled her best friend, Annie and is sucking the life essence from the students. Cyn has an unusual immunity to his charms so while she juggles school and the set design for the school’s production of Sweeney Todd, she also now has to save her best friend. This devilishly hilarious book has a little something for everyone-horror, humor, romance, as well as musical theater! And while a soul-sucking demon is not necessarily an improvement, I find this librarian to be a refreshing change of pace from the stereotypical shushing old lady librarian!

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4 responses to “Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen Review 10/14/14

  1. I have to read a Horror novel soon for one of my classes, and I’m definitely going to keep this in mind! I’ve been thinking about reading The Shining by Stephen King, but that might just be too scary. Thanks for sharing!

    • This was my Horror selection for our genre book discussion. I think it is a perfect fit! A touch of demonic activity and murder balanced with snarky humor and teenaged longing. You can read this and still sleep in the dark at night!

  2. I have a copy of this waiting to read and will check on middle school appropriateness. Did look amusing.

  3. Pingback: Top Ten Tuesday-Books to Get You in the Halloween Spirit-10/28/14 | YA? Why Not?

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